Part 1 - Loving the world: the basis and context of Escrivá’s Christian materialism
Description: This session will provide a critical overview of spiritual dualism in the Church and how St Josemaria’s approach implied a radical return to early Christianity where the universal call to holiness was widely recognised.

a. Theological context: valuing ordinary life in Christianity.
b. Critical reading of the Navarre Homily.

Reading in advance: Navarre Homily – Passionately Loving the World (
Date: 24 April 2024, 17:15 (Wednesday, 1st week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Campion Hall, Brewer Street OX1 1QS
Venue Details: Lecture Room
Speaker: Professor Emilio Chuvieco (University of Alcalá, and Oxford)
Part of: Workshop on the Theology of Work and Christian Materialism in St Josemaría Escrivá
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Belinda Clark